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Penn State's solar energy partnership recognized for sustainability innovation

Penn State Summary Penn State has been awarded a 2020 Sustainability Innovation Award by APPA, the professional association of educational facilities, for its commitment to solar energy. Although still in its infancy, the 70-megawatt solar energy partnership between Penn State and...

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Enwave Energy Corporation’s Leadership in Sustainability Reflected Through Release of Green Financing Framework and Inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance Report

Enwave Energy Corporation Summary Enwave Energy Corporation recently released its Green Financing Framework, and has published its inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. Both of these highlight the organization’s commitment to sustainability and to industry leadership...

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UMass Dartmouth receives grant to support clean energy

Dartmouth Week Summary UMass Dartmouth was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Baker-Polito Administration to be used for a feasibility study aimed at achieving carbon neutrality at the university by next decade. The study will fund the development of a Comprehensive Energy Master Plan to help...

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Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute C Receives Excellence in Sustainability Award

Lab Manager Summary Arizona State University, home of the world's first school of sustainability and the first university-issued sustainability degree, wanted a new building to act as an eye-catching gateway to its Tempe campus. In addition to making an impressive visual statement, the...

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A sneak peak at San Francisco's new low-carbon neighborhood

Smart Cities Dive Summary San Francisco's waterfront is home to a number of iconic attractions like the Ferry Building, Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf. It's also home to a lesser-known, 300-foot "stack" that has stood watch over the waterfront for decades. The towering...

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On Earth Day, UT Austin is Ranked Among Top Universities Committed to Sustainability

UT News Summary Integrating sustainability throughout the educational and operational activities at The University of Texas at Austin has been a focus for years, and now the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS) has given the university its first-ever...

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Prospect Park's Towerside Could Set an Example with Greener Heating

Minnesota Daily Summary Towerside Innovation District in Prospect Park is aiming to live up to its name as it begins to incorporate greener temperature control in its new developments. As Minneapolis officials look to implement more alternative energy sources, Towerside’s Malcolm Yards...

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CampusEnergy2020 Student Video Contest Winner: University of Cincinnati

Summary Launched in 2012, the Campus Energy Student Video Contest challenges students from IDEA member institutions to create a short video about their campus energy plant, focused on district energy and/or combined heat and power (CHP). The 2020 winners from the University of Cincinnati...

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MIT Continues to Advance Toward Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

MIT News Summary At MIT, making a better world often starts on campus. That’s why, as the Institute works to find solutions to complex global problems, MIT has taken important steps to grow and transform its physical campus: adding new capacity, capabilities, and facilities to better support...

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Energy Storage for Land-Challenged Campuses

Summary Ice storage can be ideal for land-locked campuses while enabling modular district cooling system growth. Using University of Arizona & New Mexico State examples, presenters will compare ice & water storage benefits, address ice storage myths and describe how to add ice storage...